Senator Verdell Jackson and Lake County’s Motions to intervene in the licensing of Kerr Dam were granted by FERC on July 8, 2014.  An official copy of that document can be found on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) website at this link.


PPL Montana, LLC
NorthWestern Corporation

Project No. 5-094

(July 8, 2014)

In February 3, 2014, Commission staff issued a public notice of PPL Montana, LLC (transferor) and NorthWestern Corporation’s (transferee) application to transfer the licenses for the Kerr Project No. 5 and three other projects, all located in Montana.[1]  The notice established March 5, 2014, as the deadline for filing motions to intervene.

On May 2, 2014, Commission staff extended the deadline to intervene in the Kerr Project proceeding to June 2, 2014,[2] for Lake County, Flathead County, the Flathead Business and Industry Association, Montana State Senator Verdell Jackson, and the Bayside Park and Marine Center.  On June 2, 2014, State Senator Jackson and the Board of Lake County Commissioners (Lake County) filed motions to intervene.  In response, on June 17, 2014, PPL Montana, LLC filed a timely opposition to the motions.

In light of State Senator Jackson’s and Lake County’s timely filings and interests in the proceeding, the motions to intervene are hereby granted subject to the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.[3]

Kimberly D. Bose,

[1] The three other projects are the Thompson Falls Project No. 1869, Missouri Madison Project No. 2188, and Mystic Lake Project No. 2301.

[2] The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure provide that, if a filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, holiday, or other day when the Commission is not open for business, the filing deadline does not end until the close of business on the next business day.  18 CFR 385.2007(a)(2) (2013).  The filing deadline was 30 days from issuance of the notice (i.e., June 1, 2014), which fell on a Sunday, thus the filing deadline was the close of business Monday, June 2, 2014

[3] 18 CFR 385.214 (2013).